This workshop is intended for those participants in the 5-day tailoring workshop who would like instruction in tissue-fitting techniques that are specific to jackets.

This 1-day workshop is held on Zoom Saturday, January 11, 2025, from noon to 6:00 pm Eastern time. 

Learn about the 5-day Fit & Sew a Tailored Jacket worship HERE.

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Learn some of the most common jacket fitting challenges and the pattern alteration solutions. 

This 1-day workshop is held live on Zoom—$65


You will receive the Zoom link 2 days before the class.

Tailored jackets require more ease than shirts, have fabric that folds diagonally across the body which can lead to gaping and utilize items for structure like shoulder pads. In this 1-day workshop, learn to tissue-fit your workshop jacket and apply the most common pattern alterations to your fitting needs.

All participants of the 5-week tailoring workshop will need to have their jackets fitted prior to the first day of the workshop. So if you need assistance, this is a great opportunity to prepare for the workshop!

Prior to this 1-day workshop, you will prepare your jacket pattern B6960 tissue for fitting. Then you will begin the workshop with your first tissue-fit. Throughout the day, you will work with the instructor and other attendees to achieve a great fit. (Read the Bring List for preparation instructions).

The bring list provides information about what you will need prior to joining this Zoom workshop. You will find hyperlinks in the bring list PDF to sources for some of these items. NOTE: Please allow time to order required supplies so you receive them in time for this workshop!

The Pattern You’ll Need—Butterick 6960 – Misses’ Jackets


How to Buy the Right Size

Download and print out this instruction sheet on how to buy right right size pattern in a top or dress.

Buy the Right Size Pattern

The Book You’ll Want to Have—Jackets for Real People

Tailoring Made Easy!

by Marta Alto, Susan Neal, and Pati Palmer

Use this book and ALL of your sewing will improve. For a minimal investment and a little time, you can have a designer jacket. Using the latest interfacings sew it Armani-style and achieve a custom fit no matter what your figure.

The book includes pattern and fabric selection, patterns and fabrics fitting on real people, the latest on fusible interfacings, cutting and marking tips, how-to’s for buttonholes, a NO-FAIL welt pocket, “bagging a lining”, easy mitered vents, and much more, plus finishing touches such as topstitching and piping.

The Book You’ll Want to Have—The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting

Sew Great Clothes for Every Body. Fit Any Fashion Pattern

by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto

With this guide to fitting you’ll learn all facets of bodice and skirt pattern fitting and alteration to give you the background and guidance needed to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company. Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the 2019 “Craft & Hobby, Home & Garden” book category. For specific fitting guidance for pants, see Pants for Real People, and for comprehensive fitting of jackets, see Jackets for Real People.

Amelia, from the UK, says: “I started dressmaking about two years ago. I am obsessed with fit, but have never got it quite right until I bought the Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. Wow! Your book has transformed my sewing and made me understand about fit and how to achieve it. I’m telling all my sewing buddies about it! What a difference this has made—although I now seem to be even more picky! I now realize how awful the fit is with all my ready-to-wear clothes!”

The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting book


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